Category: Family/Lifestyle

Refreshing Your Living Room

(Public Domain Pictures)   They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but many will agree that it’s really the living room. This is the main communal area for the whole home, where everyone can come to relax, bond over their favourite TV, and catch up with each other. With this room...

Being there for someone with memory loss

Image by Pixabay   Caring for an elderly friend or relative is a wonderful privilege. When that person is a parent or grandparent then it gives us a unique opportunity to reciprocate the love, support and unconditional care that they gave us so unreservedly as we grew up.   It can, however, also be a...

The New Mother Product Guide: Items That Will Become Your Salvation

Flickr   The prospect of new parenthood is an amazing, scary, exciting, wondrous, terrifying, dreamlike and surreal experience. It’s also going to be the happiest, most satisfying, most frustrating, sleepless, love-filled time of your life. In fact, it’s difficult to find a limit to a number of adjectives you could use to describe the experience...

Too School For Cool: Education Optimization

  Having kids is never an easy feat. For the first couple of years, you have to be there for every second of the life; ready to attend their needs. As they start to get older, this reliance will dissipate, somewhat. But, in its place, new challenges will start to take center stage. As your...

The Steps Involved With Moving Home As A Family

Picture Source   You likely don’t need anyone to tell you that moving home as a family is far more exhausting than moving home as an individual. When an adult moves away, they often do so for their individual needs and they have time to come to terms with the decision. The difference when it...

Gifts That Satisfy And Save At The Same Time

  If you have a big family and a big circle of friends, then it’s likely that you’re going to just about always have another birthday or special occasion coming around the way. You want to give people the appreciation they deserve but it’s time to stop sacrificing your bank account in order to do...

Deeper Underground: A Kids’ Playroom Beneath Your House?

  There comes a time – especially with a growing family – when it can feel like your house isn’t big enough to accommodate everyone. There’s just not enough space anymore; everyone is constantly on top of one another, just inviting arguments as you each try to maintain your personal boundaries.   So, you move...

Save Money By Making Your Home Energy Efficient

(image: pixabay.com) We have all experienced that feeling of dread when the postman strolls down the drive with those awful brown envelopes. No matter how much you try and block your mailbox, he is still going to deliver those bills to you. Be it gas, electric, water or the internet, the financial cost of our...

Should Your Parents Move In with You As They Get Older?

  This is one of those age-old conundrums that people have to face up to and deal with them at some point in life. It’s never easy to decide whether or not having your parents move in with you is the right move or not. Of course, they’re your parents and you want to help...

6 Morning Habits Of Every Happy-Go-Lucky Mum

Image source   Waking up happy is the key to bubbling away with positivity for the rest of the day. You probably already knew this, though. Think about it for a second. When you wake up and roll out of the wrong side of bed, even the smallest things can put you in a mood...

When Fun In The Sun Becomes A Quest To Cool Off

Wikimedia Image   Summer is fast approaching. It’s the time for fun in the sun, and we’re all looking forward to it, right? But, there is a darker side to summer. I know, who would’ve thought it? Sorry to rain on your parade, but it’s worth noting that the summer sun can be difficult to...

4 Ways to Sniff out Deals on Everything You Buy

  Paying retail for something sucks—we all know this. No one likes to pay ludicrous amounts of money for something that will eventually drop in price, and the cost for some things like new video games and electronics can be ridiculous if you aren’t careful with your money. If you want to save money, then...